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Politics 101: How government becomes more complicated (access required)

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Traditionally, Republicans campaign on limiting government, but many introduce one or more bills that would expand government right after they win re-election. It’s done in various ways – establishing a new commission, adding new regulations for an industry, launching a new program, or adding to what has already been established.

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Strike up the band

Strike up the band

When the Bisbee Boys Band was organized at the YMCA in 1914, the members had few instruments, no sheet music and little musical training. Their first task was to raise money to buy themselves instruments and music books. The band members all were older than 12 (and many closer in age to 18).

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Thursday legislative action on notable bills includes insurance, Clean Elections

Thursday legislative action on notable bills includes insurance, Clean Elections

Action from yesterday's legislative session included passage of bills blocking the sale of insurance policies under the federal Affordable Care Act in Arizona if they include coverage for abortion; eliminating the current requirement that students pass all three sections of Arizona’s Instrument to Measure Standards; increasing the penalty for the theft of beer and more.

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